Kenya: From Hyenas to Humpbacks

from ridge to reef
The classic safari, reinvented. Exploring how art, recycling, & public health affect conservation in Kenya.

Description:

This trip was named one of National Geographic Traveler's 2014 "Tours of a Lifetime"!

Oceanic Society reinvents the "classic" safari.

Our program provides a quality nature experience, visiting the prominent National Parks during the height of the migration season, and ending up snorkeling and whale watching on the coast of Kenya.

Along the way we have created opportunities for the traveler to engage and become informed by local community conservation project leaders and artists. This program is designed to create a life-changing experience allowing the traveler to come away with not just pretty pictures, but also firsthand exposure to how local community needs and ingenuity play a role in modern day conservation of predators and marine resources in Kenya.

Cheetah Family, Kenya

Trip Leader: Wayne Sentman
For this program our guide is longtime Oceanic Society naturalist Wayne Sentman. Wayne has a Master's degree from Harvard University in Environmental Management, a diverse background in marine mammal and seabird research programs, and has helped to teach undergraduate field research programs in Laikipia, Kenya since 2003. Wayne has been leading educational programs all around the globe for the last 20 years.

In general, our guides have a background in conservation research and have visited the communities we work in for multiple years. The combination of their natural history knowledge coupled with familiarity of the community members in areas we visit enhances the group experience. This is done in part by helping participants make a connection to natural places, and between wildlife conservation and the human communities that exist alongside the wildlife we are viewing. We look for guides that are exceptional in that ability.

Trip Cost: $5590 + $690 park fees per person. Single supplement $1050

Inquire now by email to expeditions@oceanicsociety.org or by calling us at (800) 326-7491.

Feeding a baby rhino on Kenya safari.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival - Nairobi
Accommodation: Fairview Hotel

Day 2: Nairobi - Meru National Park (by road)
Accommodation: Murera Springs Eco Lodge

Day 3: Meru National Park
Accommodation: Accommodation: Murera Springs Eco Lodge

Day 4: Meru National Park - Laikipia (by road)
Accommodation: El Karama Eco Lodge

Day 5: Laikipia
Accommodation: El Karama Eco Lodge

Day 6: Laikipia 
Accommodation: El Karama Eco Lodge

Day 7: Laikipia - Nakuru National Park (by road)
Accommodation: Malili Saba Tented Camp

Day 8: Nakuru National Park
Accommodation: Malili Saba Tented Camp

Day 9: Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara (by air)
Accommodation: Ilkeliani Tented Camp

Day 10: Masai Mara
Accommodation: Ilkeliani Tented Camp

Day 11: Masai Mara
Accommodation: Ilkeliani Tented Camp

Day 12: Masai Mara - Watamu (by air)
Accommodation: Hemingways Watamu

Day 13: Watamu
Accommodation: Hemingways Watamu

Day 14: Watamu
Accommodation: Hemingways Watamu

Day 15: Watamu - Nairobi (by air) - Departure

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Trip Cost:

$5,590 + $690 park fees/person

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